Sukkot Quiz

Sukkot 2018 will begin in Israel the evening of Sunday 23rd September

and ends in the evening of Sunday 30th September


#1. The origin of Simchat Torah can be found in?

#2. What do some scholars believe Shemini Atzeret was devoted to in Temple times?

#3. On Simchat Torah children

#4. What do the circles around the synagogue on Simchat Torah represent, according to kabbalist tradition?

#5. What does Simchat Torah mean?

#6. On Simchat Torah the Torah reading includes

#7. What title is given to the person honored with the first aliyah of Genesis on Simchat Torah?

#8. On Shemini Atzeret a short prayer for rain is inserted into the second blessing of the Amidah. This prayer for rain continues to be recited in the Amidah until when?

#9. According to the Torah, what three basic requirements define a material as valid for use as a succah roof?

#10. If the succah causes discomfort (e.g., it’s too cold) to the extent that under similar conditions you would leave your very own house, you are exempt from the mitzvah. Why?

#11. Besides referring to the tree and its fruit, what does the word “etrog” mean literally?

#12. What is the minimum length of a lulav?

#13. What is the maximum percentage a person is required to add to the purchase price of his etrog in order to obtain an etrog of greater beauty?

#14. King Solomon refers to himself as “Kohelet.” Why is King Solomon called Kohelet? ? Blacksmith sitting next Solomon, Blacksmith explains to Solomon temple could not have been built without tools made by blacksmiths whereupon Solomon grants him a seat of honor. Includes quote from Isaiah, 54.16 and explanatory text from a "Jewish legend."

#15. What prohibition could a person transgress simply by sitting in the succah on the eighth day of Succot?

#16. We hold a tallit over the heads of the people who read the end of the Torah and the beginning of the Torah. Why?